|David Brooks: Should you live for your résumé ... or your eulogy? - TED.com|
Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love -- the values that make for a great eulogy. (Joseph Soloveitchik has called these selves "Adam I" and "Adam II.") Brooks asks: Can we balance these two selves?
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; philosophy; psychology; self; success; TED2014; 2014
|Larry Smith: Why you will fail to have a great career - TED.com|
In this funny and blunt talk, Larry Smith pulls no punches when he calls out the absurd excuses people invent when they fail to pursue their passions.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; business; failure; happiness; success; TEDxUW; 2011
|Elizabeth Gilbert: Success, failure and the drive to keep creating - TED.com|
Elizabeth Gilbert was once an "unpublished diner waitress," devastated by rejection letters. And yet, in the wake of the success of 'Eat, Pray, Love,' she found herself identifying strongly with her former self. With beautiful insight, Gilbert reflects on why success can be as disorienting as failure and offers a simple -- though hard -- way to carry on, regardless of outcomes.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; creativity; failure; success; writing; TED2014; 2014
|Alain de Botton: A kinder, gentler philosophy of success - TED.com|
Alain de Botton examines our ideas of success and failure -- and questions the assumptions underlying these two judgments. Is success always earned? Is failure? He makes an eloquent, witty case to move beyond snobbery to find true pleasure in our work.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2009; TED; Talks; culture; philosophy; success; work; 2009
|E.O. Wilson: Advice to young scientists - TED.com|
“The world needs you, badly,” begins celebrated biologist E.O. Wilson in his letter to a young scientist. Previewing his upcoming book, he gives advice collected from a lifetime of experience -- reminding us that wonder and creativity are the center of the scientific life. (Filmed at TEDMED.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TED Prize; education; failure; math; science; storytelling; student; success; youth; TEDMED 2012; 2012
|Derek Sivers: Keep your goals to yourself - TED.com|
After hitting on a brilliant new life plan, our first instinct is to tell someone, but Derek Sivers says it's better to keep goals secret. He presents research stretching as far back as the 1920s to show why people who talk about their ambitions may be less likely to achieve them.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; personal growth; self; storytelling; success; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
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|Eddie Obeng: Smart failure for a fast-changing world - TED.com|
The world is changing much more rapidly than most people realize, says business educator Eddie Obeng -- and creative output cannot keep up. In this spirited talk, he highlights three important changes we should understand for better productivity, and calls for a stronger culture of “smart failure."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; creativity; education; failure; productivity; success; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit - TED.com|
Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; education; psychology; success; TED Talks Education; 2013
|Andy Puddicombe: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes - TED.com|
When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. (No need for incense or sitting in uncomfortable positions.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Buddhism; culture; happiness; health; productivity; success; work; TEDSalon London Fall 2012; 2012
|Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action - TED.com|
Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers ...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; bullseye; business; entrepreneur; leadership; sales; selling; success; TEDxPuget Sound; 2009
|Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are - TED.com|
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident -- can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; business; psychology; self; success; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012